This Columbus Day Weekend, on Saturday, October 7th, the Long Pond Conservancy* along with the Adirondack Scholarship Foundation, will be holding it’s third annual fundraising event called “Pond Sprint.” This event is a race around Long Pond and Highlands Forge Lake and through the watersheds of both lakes. The run will highlight some of the beautiful terrain and mountains that are part of the lands that are the focus of the Long Pond Conservancy’s conservation efforts.
Pond Sprint is a 12.3 mile adventure race that follows portions of the famed springtime race known as the “Patch Sprint.” The race begins at Pok-O-MacCready Camps and runs completely around the two lakes, taking in Sugarloaf (1467′) and Rattlesnake (1285′), two mountains that dominate the landscape on each end of Long Pond, along the way.
The Pond Sprint race is open to any runner, hiker or member of the general public that is in good shape and up to the physical challenge. There will also be a shorter race called the “Pond Hike,” for those who do not feel up to attempting the longer, tougher course.
The entry fee will be $50 for the Pond Sprint and $30 for the Pond Hike. There will be no charge for volunteers. All participants will receive on-course aid supplies and an invite to the post race picnic. The first 15 Pond Sprint racers to sign-up, as well as the first five volunteers, will receive an event t-shirt. Additional t-shirts may be available for sale the day of the event.
For more details please go to the official “Pond Sprint” website at pondsprint.weebly.com
* Long Pond Conservancy is a program of Champlain Area Trails (CATS).